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Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches

Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches | The Best Korean CC cream for me!

I used to be a BB cream-kind of girl because it works on me so I religiously stuck to it. Some of my favorites were THEFACESHOP's Face It Power Perfection BB Cream in 02 Natural BeigeEtude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit in Natural Beige, and Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream SPF50. I was hesitant to try it at first, but thank goodness I did, because now, Etude House CC Cream in Silky is definitely one of my HGs!

beauty by freyja: The New Destination for Beauty | beauty by freyja review

beauty by freyja: The New Destination for Beauty | beauty by freyja review

As if Sephora, BeautyMNL, and BeautyBar are not yet enough, the beauty gods have blessed us, beauty lovers, junkies, and alike with beauty by freyja or simply freyja (pronounced fre-ia).

My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more

My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more
My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more

It's the holiday season again, therefore, sales are everywhere. From the malls, bazaars and even online! Thank God for bonuses though, spending during holidays is not that painful on our wallets and bank accounts. Unfortunately for me, these sales are also my weakness. 

Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches

Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches
Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches

I love makeup. But I also love (or sometimes obsess in) caring for my skin. If you know me personally, you'll know that when I'm stressed, I break out. A lot. Random rash on my face starts appearing and worse, big zits. So until now, I lie low on makeup—I only use a brow pencil and powder, CC cream, lip tint (not even a blush on my cheeks) and occasionally apply concealer for when I am feeling a little extra. However, on some days, I still miss wearing makeup and feeling a little extra. And my favorite look lately is the flushed look, which I match with my new Colourpop Lippie Stix!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches

Brand: Laneige
Product: Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4)
Finish: High Glossy and Semi-Matte Lipstick
Price: (Bought in South Korea by my Uncle)

Korean dramas, music, fashion, and even beauty are still going strong in the Philippines. It's everywhere, and I really think that the hype isn't going to die anytime soon. It's just starting, so brace yourselves guys for more.

Shopping On A Budget | How To Save Money On Clothes Shopping


I love shopping. Is there anybody who doesn't love or at least enjoy shopping? I bet no one, especially if given the money. Of course, anyone would love to shop and buy all the desires of their heart right? But some people do not have the luxury to shop til they drop. So for someone like me who loves shopping, it's always handy to be practical and wise in doing so. 

Read more to know how to dress fashionably on a budget!

Beauty Tips and Tricks | How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Thoroughly


Long weekends, are for sleep cleaning your make-up brushes and sponges. I know life can be difficult at times and usually, it means not having enough time for yourself. And because of that, we sometimes forget the little, but semi-important things, like for example: cleaning out your closet, decluttering, throwing out expired medicine and cosmetics/skin care products and of course, cleaning your make-up brushes and sponges.

Note: There are several ways to clean your makeup brushes, but this is how I do mine thoroughly, using a makeup brush cleaner. 😉

MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches


Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches
MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Magic Of the Night in Enchanted lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Matte
Price: Php 1,100

I previously promised to share my lipstick collection, so here's another entry! This was launched about two years ago, but heck, I still feel like it's worth sharing. See for yourself and let me know. ;)

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick review + swatches

Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick review + swatches

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Matte
Price: Php 1,000

It's been a while since I last posted a beauty-related entry. I've been swamped with work and music events, hence, a lot of posts about it. But anyway, here's another part of my Lipstick Collection, with swatches—MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick!

MAC Cosmetics Cinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review + swatches


MAC Cosmetics Ciinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review
MAC Cosmetics Cinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Disney's Cinderella in Royal Ball lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Lustre
Price: Php 1,000

2016 was a year of makeup hauls for me. There's so much makeup that I finally said to myself, I have to start posting it to my blog before they add up even more and lose the opportunity and time to do so. This 2017, I swear, is the year for more beauty and makeup reviews, so please bear with me! First off, is sharing my lipstick collection. I previously posted a couple of reviews and swatches of some from my collection and you may check it all in this link. Anyway, since the Beauty and the Beast live action reboot premiere is just right around the corner and there's still no confirmed collaboration with Canadian makeup brand MAC Cosmetics, here is a piece from MAC Cosmetics x Disney's Cinderella collection instead.

Colourette Cosmetics' Starter Pak by Michelle Dy in "Boss Babe" review + swatches

Colourette Cosmetics' Starter Pak by Michelle Dy in "Boss Babe"

Last September, up and coming Filipino-owned Cosmetics Brand Colourette Cosmetics launched a lipstick bundle they collaborated with Filipino-Chinese Beauty Blogger and Youtube Vlogger, Michelle Dy! They're quite new in the beauty industry (they recently celebrated their first anniversary!) but they started making a buzz when they got Filipina-Australian Model Lily Maymac as their model and endorser almost a year ago. With a variety of killer lipstick shades, a great matte finish and knowing how to market their products to the Filipinas, Colourette Cosmetics sure know what they are doing!

My first Colourpop Cosmetics Haul + swatches soon!

My first Colourpop Cosmetics haul!

Several weeks ago, I finally decided to try purchasing from the US. Why? Because it's still cheaper (especially when you buy in bulk) per piece as compared to buying it from re-sellers here who sell it for P450 above plus shipping fee! (P.S., @thebeautyclubph sells it for only P429. Find them on Instagram, Facebook and Shopee and hook yourselves with the cheapest Colourpop products. You're welcome!)

So going back, I was really nervous at first of course, because this transaction is all about trust:
  1. you trust your instincts, that you have chosen the shades that will all suit you and your skin tone
  2. that your online payment has been received and this is not scam (lol I always get paranoid transacting online, most especially if it's a thousand miles away!)
  3. that your order was processed and that the package will really arrive at your doorstep--straight from the US.
Well it took about a month--which is quite long for a company who provides such service and less than P500 for the shipping, but heck yeah, not bad for my first time.

LA Girl PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer review + before/after

L.A. Girl PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer review

Brand: L.A. Girl
Product: PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer
Finish: Satin
Availability: Sold leading malls and in online shops
Price: Php 319

I mentioned in my previous post about the boyfriend and I's day out. Part of our date last weekend was shopping, and I was so happy because I finally got to buy this amazing concealer that I've been reading good reviews about. I thought it wasn't available in the leading shopping malls, but it was! However, like any other person trying out something new, I was quite hesitant if this will work out for me. Apart from having lots of concealer in my quest to find what will work for me, I'm afraid that this will cause my skin to break out or it will simply don't work.

My Duty Free Philippines Makeup Haul | MAC Cosmetics & Evian

My Duty Free Philippines Makeup Haul (from left to right):
Evian Facial Spray, MAC Cosmetics Foundation Pump and lipsticks

Duty Free Philippines have always been (mostly) the OFW and his/her family's go-to for pasalubongs whenever one arrives back home here in the Philippines. It's conveniently located inside or at least near the airports, so whenever one forgets, or just impulsively thinks of buying anything, you just drop by at their store.

Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet review


Brand: Lime Crime 
Product: Lime Crime Velvetines liquid lipstick
Finish: Matte
Availability: Currently sold in online shops only
Price: Php 1,000 - Php 1,500

MAC Cosmetics Giambattista Valli lipsticks in Eugenie, Margherita and Charlotte review + swatches

MAC Cosmetics Giambattista Valli Collection - lipsticks in
Charlotte, Margherita and Eugenie (matte finish)


Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Giambattista Valli Collection Lipsticks
Price: Php 1,100 (approx)
Release Date: September 2015 (Philippines)

As mentioned in my previous post, "A look at the MAC Cosmetics Giambattista Valli lipsticks in Eugenie, Margherita and Charlotte (Swatches to follow)", here it is, the swatches for the MAC Cosmetics Giambattista Valli collection lipsticks in Eugenie, Margherita and Charlotte.

A look at the MAC Cosmetics Giambattista Valli lipsticks in Eugenie, Margherita and Charlotte

Unboxed MAC Giambattista Valli 2015 Collection lipsticks from left to right: Charlotte (Blue toned Red), Margherita (Orange) and Eugenie (Plum).
MAC Giambattista Valli 2015 Collection lipsticks (with MAC False Lashes sample)

Unboxed MAC Giambattista Valli 2015 Collection lipsticks from left to right: Charlotte (Blue toned Red), Margherita (Orange) and Eugenie (Plum).
Unboxed MAC Giambattista Valli 2015 Collection lipsticks from left to right:
Charlotte (Blue toned Red), Margherita (Orange) and Eugenie (Plum).

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Giambattista Valli Collection Lipsticks
Price: Php 1,100 (approx)
Release Date: September 2015 (Philippines)

In November 20, 2014, in a post published by Vogue, it was announced that Italian fashion designer who's based in Paris, Giambattista Valli was collaborating with Canadian cosmetics brand MAC Cosmetics for a makeup collection to celebrate the designer's ten-year anniversary of his self-titled fashion house. A lip collection that consists of five blooming, freshly cut garden shades and a gloss. The collection was released this summer, July 2015 in US, Canada and Europe and was sold out immediately online in MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom and Macy's websites after its launch! I know, because I was one of the few fortunate ones to have it before it was gone. ;)

Edited 09/06/2015: Swatches here!

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit in Natural Beige review + swatches


Brand: Etude House
Product: Precious Mineral BB Cream
Color: Natural Beige
Price: Php 848
Availability: Etude House

When my Uncle (who is based in Korea) told me that he's flying to Manila, I immediately fired up Google and searched for must-have Korean makeups--thus, the hoarding that costed me more than  Php 5,000--which is quite a bargain, because Korean makeups are waaaay cheaper when you buy it there, plus you even get tons of freebies!

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transformation Powder review


Brand: L'Oreal Paris
Product: Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder
Color: G2 Golden Ivory
Price: Php 499
Availability: All leading drug stores, beauty sections in department stores and supermarkets

Finding the "perfect" powder/foundation sure can get stressful and costly at times. Trust me--I've been to quite a lot, in the search for the foundation that suits me and my skin type. This however, finally solved the problem.

NYX Cosmetics Round Lipstick in Tea Rose review + swatches



 Brand: NYX Cosmetics
Product: Round lipstick in Tea Rose
Finish: Satin
Price: Php 185
(Note: Photos automatically have a filter, so it may differ from the actual color)

          I previously posted a review about my first NYX lipstick. Here's my second one. :)